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Understanding the use of antibiotics in the management of dental problems in primary care

Cope, Anwen L. 2015. Understanding the use of antibiotics in the management of dental problems in primary care. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.
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Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance is an international public health problem and is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. Antibiotic consumption, particularly indiscriminate use of these agents, is recognised as a major cause of resistance. Clinical guidelines recommend that in otherwise healthy individuals, antibiotics should not be used in the management of acute dental conditions, in the absence of spreading infection and systemic upset. Instead, a surgical intervention should be the first-line treatment for such problems. This thesis describes the use of antibiotics for acute dental conditions in primary care in the UK, and explores factors that influence prescribing for dental problems using a mixed methods approach.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Uncontrolled Keywords: antibiotics, dental, observational study, qualitative study
Funders: Wales School for Primary Care Research, NISCHR
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2018 14:17
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/74483

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